Category Archives: VHF

Double-hop on 4 m & the Balkans on 2m

Caught another Sporadic-E opening to the Balkans on 2 m early afternoon: —————————————————————— TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX BAND MODE PROP. QRB —————————————————————— 11:55 LZ1AG KN22ID +02 -06 2 m. FT8 ES 1454 11:58 LZ2CM KN13OJ +01 -06 2 m. … Continue reading

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Some Tropo for a change!

Sporadic-E, Aurora, now some Tropo for a change! Love the summer month’ as there are so many different possibilities to catch different propagation modes on VHF, it’s just amazing! Certainly one of the reasons why I fell in love with … Continue reading

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Sporadic-E on 4 m & Aurora on 2 m

Interesting day today! Four was open this morning via ES to the UK & Ireland as well as EA & EA6. It closed at 12z and never opened again, MUF down. Thus nothing to expect on 2 m either. Really? … Continue reading

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July VHF Contest ’22

July VHF contest is usually the VHF contest I participate as a single operator. Again so this year. Result is on par with those of the last few years. It’s been a few years since breaking the 400 QSOs barrier … Continue reading

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More ES, even on SSB ;-)

Following yesterday’s openings 2 m was hot again all day long. At times we had two or three different path’ open (Greece, Italy, Spain) in parallel. And there was some good SSB activity, too! Not to miss things I went … Continue reading

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Plenty of Sporadic-E again

More Sporadic-E today with very high MUF, contacts around 1.000 km on 2 m! —————————————————————— TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX BAND MODE PROP. QRB —————————————————————— 10:40 F6DBI IN88IJ -07 -11 2 m. FT8 ES 1336 10:46 F6CIS IN94WL -09 -09 … Continue reading

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Bands hot again

Another great day! Started with a JA opening on 6 m although only 3 stations wkd (all JA8 from QN03/23). Once again I had the feeling being much too weak although running 400 watts into an 8 ele longyagi. 🙁 … Continue reading

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Nice openings on 6, 4 & 2 m with new ones

Early start this morning with the first QSO on 4 m at 7:30z into the Balkans. Beaming East 6 m provided interesting QSOs and new squares with UN7DAT/NO00 and RD6AK/KN85. I doubt that the latter is legal but as always: … Continue reading

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First 2 m ES for me this year

Four was open all afternoon. Two opened just briefly over here, good enough to work EA5BY (whom I had just worked on 4 m, too, just half an hour ago): —————————————————————— TIME CALLSIGN LOCATOR TX RX BAND MODE PROP. QRB … Continue reading

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First 4 m ES opening this year

Seems like a late start on 4 m this year, at least for me. While I usually work the first 4 m Sporadic-E opening early May, sometimes even at the end of April already, it’s been the end of May … Continue reading

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May VHF & a few NODERED dashboards

Another VHF contest. Again not too motivated to operate but brought the special event call DM60UEA (60 years of Amateur Radio in Angermünde) onto the air on 2 m & 70 cm. Made about 250 QSOs, people had difficulties with … Continue reading

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March VHF Contest ’22

This must have been one of our worst March VHF results. 🙁 Very low activity, bad condx … but still a respectable placement coming in as #7 Multi OP which is not bad for our remote location. Finished a few … Continue reading

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Marconi Memorial VHF Contest ’21

I really like the MMC. Being CW-only on VHF it provides plenty of opportunities to work DX while using your own brain to decode the signals. And it’s always good for a surprise. Being in autumn it’s “usually” some tropo … Continue reading

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Small tropo opening & 70 cm QSOs

Driving from Hamburg to Schwedt along the German Autobahn  A20 last night I listend to Swedish FM radio all the way from about Rostock to Stralsund! There seemed to be a nice tropo lift across the Baltic Sea. I kept … Continue reading

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September VHF Contest ’21

Been active as DFØUM Multi-OP (DG1BHA, DH8BQA, DL3BQA) from the clubstation in JO73ce again. Made a bit over 300 QSOs with 100k points. No detailed report this time, just too little time. 🙁 Uwe has a short German write up … Continue reading

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(No) Perseids this year …

Only made two QSOs on August 9, 2021. Worked R2OA/KO91 and special event station ES9ØFA/KO49, both on MSK144 mode. Just not enough time to play with the meteors this year …

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More (and bigger) Tropo!

Wow! Almost 100 QSOs in one-and-a-half-days on 2m outside of contests must mean there was something special. Indeed it was, we had some nice tropo across the North Sea again, this time on a more northerly path so the typical … Continue reading

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Some tropo for a change ;-)

After all these great Sporadic-E openings we had a small Tropo lift to the UK this morning. Predictions showed some enhancements across the North Sea that probably helped although most of the path from JO73 to the UK is over … Continue reading

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Another massive 2 m opening (just too close)

Another massive 2 m ES opening this afternoon! But as you can see from the MUF map I’ve been too close to it. Nevertheless managed a few QSOs during a short 15 minutes opening when the MUF was high enough, … Continue reading

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ES on 144 MHz & DXCC #50 on 70 MHz

Early morning opening on 2 m to the west! 😎 More UK on 4 m afterwards. Worked 4X1TI/KM71 at 8:25z who provided DXCC #50 on 70 MHz. 😎 W4IMD/EM84 on 6 m at noon. More 4 m to EA/EA6 in … Continue reading

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